Afghan Kite Making

Global Cleveland

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Free, Family Day

VENUE & STAGE

Idea Center @ PSQ

Miller Classroom (Lobby)

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Local

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Join us at the Borderlight Theatre Festival to celebrate Afghan kite making and explore Afghan culture! Craft and take home a traditional Afghan kite, a symbol of freedom and hope, while honoring a centuries-old tradition. Known for their vibrant colors and unique designs, Afghan kites reflect a rich cultural heritage and kite flying remains a popular pastime. This family-friendly activity provides a meaningful opportunity to stand in solidarity with Afghans, especially as the Taliban's ban on kite-flying for women highlights ongoing cultural restrictions and the humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan grows.

Afghan kite flying, known as ""Gudiparan Bazi,"" is a cultural tradition that dates back centuries. The kites, famous for their vibrant colors and intricate designs, are often handmade using lightweight materials such as paper and bamboo. This tradition is deeply embedded in Afghan culture and symbolizes freedom and resilience. Kite flying remains a potent symbol of hope and freedom for Afghans around the world.

Kite Team:
Bakht Zaman Moqbel, Ahmad Farid Aria, Schuyler Crumpler, Kadence Miller

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